IST International Surface Technology

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 9–9 | Cite as

Increased Efficiency and Quality

  • Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
Liquid Coatings New Model of Painting Robot

At PaintExpo 2012, the leading international trade fair for industrial coating technology, a new painting robot which produces high-quality results was presented for the first time. The robot has been specially designed for efficient processes and for painting components in the automotive sector and in other industries.

The newly developed P-250iB/15 painting robot from Fanuc is designed to produce a high-quality painted surface. It has a hollow wrist joint and internal hoses to ensure the best possible quality and high levels of cleanliness. In addi-tion, processing devices, valves and motors for dispensing pumps can be fitted in the cavities in the robot arm (J2 and J3 axis). This results in fewer protruding components on the robot arm, makes it easier to clean and helps prevent droplets from forming and contamination from paint residues.

The newly developed painting robot allows for a large working area and flexible movements.

Larger working area and flexible movements

The arm of the new robot allows for a large working area and flexible movements. Large components, such as parts for wind turbines, and also complex components with a large number of cavities can be painted cleanly and efficiently, because the robot can easily be mounted on the ceiling or wall. The high axis speeds result in fast cycle times and rapid painting. The large load capacity of 15 kg enables all kinds of application and auxiliary devices to be used.

Fitting valves, motors and other components inside the J3 arm keeps hose lengths and response times to a mini-mum and reduces paint consumption. The robot’s precise movements, rapid reorientation and suitability for powder and high-voltage applications help to minimise overspray and paint usage. In addition, the new model is ideal for use in compact spray booths which have low air and energy consumption rates.

A number of tried-and-tested options allow the painting system to be brought into operation more quickly and to be fine-tuned easily. Examples include line tracking, drive motors for dispensing pumps, automatic colour change sys-tems, spray pattern and parameter monitoring using analogue signals, off-line programming and optional rails (axis 7 or 8). The robot provides explosion protection in accordance with the CE standard and is certified according to ATEX Cat II 2 G and ATEX Cat II 2 D, together with North American standards (Class I, II, III).

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